Drug Abuse and Society
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This paper examines how drug abuse in America has a profound impact on the social fabric of the nation, and how it not only has a tremendous financial cost, but a strong societal cost as well. It looks at how drug abuse impacts the nation in the workplace, on the streets (in terms of crime and traffic deaths and injuries), and at home. Drug users suffer from homelessness, health-related consequences of drug use, alienation from and dysfunctional relationships with their families, and have a real risk of dying of their habit. It shows how these consequences point to the real need for society to help stem the tide of drug abuse in America and how societal approaches to drug abuse should include treatment and prevention, as well as a discussion of legalization and decriminalization.
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